Andrew Lloyd Webber classic ‘Cats’ comes to Fishguard

It it just two weeks before we see Fishguard Musical Theatre Society open its doors to invite you along for an evening of wonderful entertainment.

Directed by Rain Malone-Hallett, Fishguard Musical Theatre Society (FMTS) will be bringing you their interpretation of the much-loved Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, Cats.

FMTS has gone from strength to strength over the years with high quality sellout shows, ranging from revue performances, stage plays and musical productions, and we here at Geek Notes are confident that Cats, which opens on April 17, could be the best one yet.

The group will be doing the full blown West-End version without having to travel to London, which is extremely rare due to the stringent licencing controls.

Around 20 songs and dance sequences executed by a cast of 50 amazingly talented dancers and vocalists, the group say it is in many ways their biggest challenge yet.

With sizeable staging demands, the choice of venue was important, and they were fortunate enough to have the support of Ysgol Bro Gwaun and their provision of one of North Pembrokeshire’s largest performance areas. Elements of the set are currently being made at the group’s Fishguard base by a construction team, lef by stage supervisor Carl Slocombe and technical advisor, Simon Marhsall.

With two weeks to go until opening night, rehearsals are in full swing. The dances have been choreographed by talented young duo Caitlin Howe and Jess Merritt, while the four-part choir ensemble have been put through their paces by choir master Non Harries. Live music is conducted by musical director Sam Howley, and delivered by a five piece band made up of piano, bass, drums, guitar and keyboard synthesisers.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.fmts.org.ok by calling 07932 963633.

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